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8 hours ago Also known as: dermatophytosis, tineasContent medically reviewed byDr. Rakshith BharadwajMD, Internal MedicineView full profile onLinkedIn

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  • Ringworm infection is a fungal infection caused by mould-like parasites that live on the cells in the outer layer of your skin. It can spread in the following ways:
  • Human to Human: Ringworm often spreads by direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person.
  • Animal to Human: Can be infected to Ringworm by touching an Animal with ringworm. Ringworm Can spread while petting or grooming dogs or cats and is also fairly common in cows.
  • Object to Human: Ringworm Can spread by the contact with objects or surfaces that an infected person or Animal has recently touched or rubbed against, such as clothing, towels, bedding and linens, combs, and brushes.
  • Soil to Human: in rare cases, Ringworm Can be spread to humans by contact with infected soil. Infection would most likely occur only from prolonged contact with highly infected soil.

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5 hours ago What causes ringworm? Certain types of fungi (plural of fungus) cause ringworm. These fungi thrive where it’s warm and humid. Ringworm is common in tropical areas and during hot, humid summers. It flourishes in warm, moist …

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5 hours ago Dec 29, 2020 · Ringworm. Ringworm is a common skin infection that is caused by a fungus. It’s called “ringworm” because it can cause a circular rash (shaped like a ring) that is usually red …

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Just Now About Ringworm. Medical illustration of Microsporum canis, one of the types of fungi that causes ringworm. Ringworm is a common infection of the skin and nails that is caused by fungus. …

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2 hours ago Feb 17, 2022 · Ringworm — also known as dermatophytosis, dermatophyte infection, or tinea — is a fungal infection of the skin. “Ringworm” is a misnomer, since a fungus, not a worm, causes the infection.

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6 hours ago Mar 15, 2021 · The fungus that causes ringworm can linger on surfaces, clothes, towels, and in combs and brushes. From soil. If you’re working or standing barefoot in soil that’s infected with …

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Just Now Jock itch: Tinea cruris, or jock itch, causes a red, itchy rash in your groin, upper thighs or rectum. Some people get blisters. Scalp ringworm ( tinea capitis): This causes scaly, red, itchy bald …

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Just Now Mar 09, 2021 · Learning the causes and symptoms of ringworm can help you manage the condition. Advertisement. Soil If you happen to be standing barefoot on the ground that is …

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5 hours ago Who gets ringworm? Ringworm is very common. Anyone can get ringworm, but people who have weakened immune systems may be especially at risk for infection and may have problems fighting off a ringworm infection. 1 People …

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7 hours ago Feb 24, 2021 · Ringworm, caused by microscopic skin fungus called dermatophytes, leads to a ring-shaped rash. No actual worm is involved in this infection. Ringworm is a skin condition …

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7 hours ago Jan 14, 2021 · The fungi that cause ringworm can live on skin and in the environment. There are three main ways that ringworm can spread: 1. From a person who has ringworm. People can …

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4 hours ago Nov 24, 2022 · Ringworm, or tinea, is a common fungal infection that can affect the upper layers of the skin (epidermis). It is highly contagious and can spread from one person to another via …

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5 hours ago Apr 18, 2019 · Ringworm is actually caused by mold-like parasites — no actual worm is involved. If caught early it can be cleared with an antifungal cream or ointment. If it covers a large area of skin, your

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1 hours ago Sep 16, 2022 · What Is Ringworm? Ringworm (also known as dermatophytosis) is the name given to a fungal infection of the skin, hair and nails, which classically causes circular areas of …

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7 hours ago Ringworm is an infection caused by fungus. You can get ringworm anywhere on your skin. On most areas of the skin, it causes ring-shaped patches. What you see, however, changes when …

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Just Now Ringworm is a fungal infection affecting the skin. Ringworm can be caused by over 40 different types of fungi, some of which are Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton. …

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7 hours ago Jan 26, 2022 · Children are especially susceptible to ringworm and other skin rashes. People born with weak immune systems or who have compromised immune systems due to illness …

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the common causes of ringworm?

Your risk of getting ringworm increases if you:

  • Live in a tropical area
  • Spend time in hot, humid weather
  • Sweat heavily
  • Wrestle, play football, or participate in another contact sport
  • Live in close contact with others, such as in military housing
  • Share towels, clothes, razors, and other things without disinfecting (razors) or washing (clothes and towels) them
  • Are obese
  • Have diabetes

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How can you tell if you have ringworm?

What are the signs and symptoms of ringworm?

  • Feet with ringworm infection (athlete's foot) Signs of a ringworm infection on the feet can be indicated by itching, burning, and stinging on your soles and between your toes.
  • Hand with ringworm infection. ...
  • Nails with ringworm infection. ...

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What are the long term effects of ringworm?

Skin with ringworm infection

  • Roundish, flat patches that have a raised, scaly border
  • On light-colored skin, the patches tend to be red or pink
  • On skin of color, the patches are usually brown or gray
  • Patches can grow slowly, increasing in size and appearing on more areas of the body
  • The center of a patch tends to clear first
  • The patches can be intensely itchy

Can a ringworm kill you?

Ringworm cannot kill you but if left unchecked it can lead to other infections that can lead to death.

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